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2014-04-23 12:29:32

PRINCETON, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The WIRB-Copernicus Group ("WCG"), the world's largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for clinical research, announced today that David Forster, J.D., M.A., C.I.P., the Company's Chief Compliance Officer, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) Annual Conference being held April 23-25 in Salt Lake City, Utah....

Copernicus Spacecraft Trajectory Design And Optimization System
2013-11-15 12:40:54

NASA Copernicus, a generalized spacecraft trajectory design and optimization system, is capable of solving a wide range of trajectory problems such as planet or moon centered trajectories, libration point trajectories, planet-moon transfers and tours, and all types of interplanetary and asteroid/comet missions. Development The Copernicus Project started at the University of Texas at Austin in August 2001. In June 2002, a grant from the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) was used to...

Copernicus Masters Competition: Revealing Humankind’s Footprint On Earth
2013-03-18 10:01:03

ESA In its third year, the Copernicus Masters competition — previously known as the GMES Masters — opens once again. Submissions are now being accepted for the first challenge that asks participants to demonstrate how satellites show humans´ impact on our planet. The Copernicus Masters rewards the best ideas for services, business cases and applications based on satellite Earth observation data. With a prize pool of 350 000 in cash prizes, technical support, data...

Happy Birthday Copernicus! Honoring Astronomy’s Great Iconoclast
2013-02-19 09:03:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On this day 540 years ago, the revolutionary mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in ToruÅ„, Poland. Throughout his life, he studied art, astronomy, economics, mathematics and physics. He is considered a founder of Heliocentrism, the belief the sun is at the center of the Solar System, a view which he presented in his iconoclastic book entitled “De revolutionibus orbium coelestium”...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Geocentric Model -- The geocentric model of the cosmos is a paradigm which places the Earth at the center of the universe. Common in ancient Greece, it was believed by both Aristotle and Ptolemy. Most Greeks assumed that the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets orbit Earth. Similar ideas were held in ancient China. The geocentric model was gradually replaced by the heliocentric model of Copernicus and Galileo due to the simplicity and predictive accuracy of that newer model. In this model, a...

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